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EDINBURG, RGV – Back in June, the Rio Grande Guardian had a LIVE at Bob’s show about the 2018 RGV to DC trip.

One of the guest speakers was UT-Rio Grande Valley Vice President Veronica Gonzales, who participated on the trip. 

Afterwards, the Rio Grande Guardian asked Gonzales who she would recommend from UTRGV to speak about the School of Medicine’s healthcare outreach into Valley colonias. Gonzales recommended two names.

Dr. Ronnau, Ph.D.

“There are two individuals that you should reach out to.  Dr. Linda Nelson is in charge of clinical work done at the colonias via the mobile van and she will be overseeing the clinical work at the Area Health Education Clinics (AHECs),” Gonzales said.

“Dr. John Ronnau has been working with the cities, counties, etc., to get the locations and is also the principal investigator on the AHEC grant. He’s been working with folks in the colonias for some time now. Both would be really great.”

We are delighted to announce that both Nelson and Ronnau have accepted the Rio Grande Guardian’s invitation to participate in a LIVE at Bob’s, on the topic of UTRGV SOM’s outreach into Valley colonias. 

The event takes place this coming Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Bob’s Steak & Chop House in Edinburg. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the show starts promptly at 12 noon. It lasts one hour. Lunch is included for a price of $25. 

Dr. Nelson, DNP, is senior director of clinical operations at UTRGV School of Medicine. Dr. Ronnau, Ph.D., is senior associate dean for Community-Health Partnerships and AHEC Program Director at UTRGV School of Medicine.

Dr. Linda S. Nelson, RN, MSN

“We are delighted with the invitation to participate in the “LIVE at Bob’s” Tuesday September 18 conversation with Steve Taylor. We have long-admired Steve’s enthusiastic commitment and interest in the Valley. We look forward to telling the ongoing story of UTRGV’s and, in particular, the School of Medicine’s, many initiatives to be engaged in the community and responsive to the Valley’s Health needs,” Nelson and Ronnau said, in a joint statement.

“We look forward to informing listeners about the many health-related initiatives under-taken and sponsored by the School of Medicine across its four-county service area, including mobile-health clinics via the “UniMóvil,” new clinics in several Valley communities, and the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program which includes building primary care clinics to serve people living in rural areas, along with many other health-education and promotion activities.”

Nelson and Ronnau added that they are “particularly excited about the partnerships with the three counties which has made the AHEC Program possible. We look forward to an interesting and spirited conversation with Steve.”

To reserve a seat call Bob’s Steak & Chop House Edinburg at (956) 380-2627.

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